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New! 16/09/2020 IAAP Launches Accessible Built Environments Initiative

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) will be conducting pilot exams starting this September for Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE).

05/08/2020 Apply for the EU Access City Award 2021

Applications for the 11th Access City Award competition are now open. EU cities have until 9 September 2020 to apply.

05/08/2020 Lebanon in Crisis – ENAT Message of Support

5 August 2020. ENAT has had the pleasure of partnering with the Lebanese Union for People with Physical Disabilities to support the development of accessible tourism in Lebanon through the development of accessibility guidelines, on-site assessments at tourist sites and policy work. At this very painful and anxious moment, with multiple crises overwhelming the country, we send our best wishes to all at LUPD and to the Lebanese people.

03/08/2020 Safe, Responsible and Accessible: UNWTO, ONCE Foundation and ENAT Partner for Tourism for All

Madrid, 3 August 2020. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling on destinations to recognize the needs of travellers with disabilities or specific access requirements as they open up to visitors again. In partnership with the ONCE Foundation of Spain and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), the United Nations specialized agency has released new guideline to ensure accessibility and inclusivity as the responsible restart of tourism gets underway.

02/07/2020 ENAT Membership Fees Waived. COVID-19 relief for small businesses and individual members

1/7/2020. At the ENAT Annual General Assembly held on 24 June, due to the severe financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism sector in all countries, the members unanimously decided that ENAT Annual Membership fees for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Individual Members are to be suspended for one year from 1st July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

15/05/2020 Accessible Tourism In Natural And Rural Areas. Take Part In The ACCESS-IT Surveys for Visitors, Businesses and Public Officials

The partners of the ACCESS-IT project invite you to answer a survey on tourism in rural and natural areas, including the countryside, seaside, lakes, mountains, rivers, forests, etc. We would like to know your views and experiences, especially regarding accessibility for people with disabilities and/or other access requirements.

15/05/2020 COVID-19 and opportunities for VR based tourism economy

Virtual reality-based technologies, using 360-degree videos of tourism destinations viewed on a VR headset can substitute for real trips and help tourists dream or plan for the next vacation. A new survey indicates an opportunity for creating a parallel economy for tourist guides as 360-video content providers.

21/04/2020 An Inclusive Tourism Response to COVID-19 for Vulnerable Groups – UNWTO

Just as the tourism sector is affected more than others by the current COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable groups within the sector are among the hardest hit. As laid down in the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, the sector has a duty to promote the rights of the most vulnerable groups such as women, indigenous people and people with disabilities.

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